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Selling of Chametz 2023

Monday, 6 March, 2023 13 Adar 5783

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 4 weeks after


Prohibition of Chametz on Pesach

On Pesach it is prohibited to possess chametz (leaven). All chametz that will not be eaten or burned before Pesach must be sold to a non-Jew. All chametz utensils that will not be thoroughly cleaned by then, are stored away in closets or rooms while preparing for Pesach. The storage area is locked or taped-shut, and leased to a non-Jew at the time of the sale.

There are many legal intricacies in this sale, thus, only competent Clergy should be entrusted with its execution. Rabbi Alan W. Bright, acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Pesach starts and also to buy it back the evening after Pesach ends.

Locking your chametz away and emailing Rabbi Bright, the Chametz Contract is an easy way of observing one of the most important laws in the Torah. 

Chametz, which remains in the possession of a Jew over Pesach, may not be used, eaten, bought or sold even after Pesach.

All contracts must be submitted before 6 pm on TUESDAY, APRIL 4

I (We) hereby authorize Rabbi Alan W. Bright, to sell all chametz that may be in my (our) possession wherever it may be - at home, at my (our) work place, vacation residence, or elsewhere - in accordance with the requirements of Jewish Law as incorporated in the special contract for the sale of chametz.
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